BEREA, OH — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett isn’t really one for talking off the field. During his first year in the NFL, he’s generally let his play do the talking.
So when Garrett spoke out passionately against Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant for “taking the easy way out” and joining the team he couldn’t beat two summers ago, it was somewhat surprising.
“If I were him I would’ve never made a move like that in the first place,” Garrett said during an interview on 92.3 The Fan, Thursday. “Me, I’m too competitive to try and ride on somebody’s coattails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you’re at now. There’s no point in leaving since you’ve already taken that moniker where he’s been called the snake and cupcake and all that. You might as well stay and just keep on winning.”
In the aftermath of the Cavs dropping a second consecutive NBA Finals to Durant’s Warriors, those remarks play well here in Cleveland. Elsewhere, not so much.
San Jose based rock band Smash Mouth didn’t take to kindly to Garrett criticising their team’s best player and fired back with this now deleted profanity-laced tweet…
Fortunately, the former No. 1 overall pick didn’t take the attack personally, letting his Twitter followers know he still plans on listening to the soundtrack to Shrek, which features two Smash Mouth songs.
I don’t have any beef with anybody , I’m still going to enjoy watching Shrek and listening to the soundtrack 🤷🏾♂️ everybody has an opinion
— Jurassic Myles🦖 (@MylesLGarrett) June 15, 2018
Garrett’s clever response seems to have remedied any beef between the two parties and apparently earned him some new fans in the process.
YES!!!!! Like him now. Amazing reply!!!
— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) June 15, 2018